Monday, August 16, 2010

Facebook IS a wiki / Facebook > Wiki

Here's a secret. Do NOT tell anyone:

Facebook is a Wiki !!!!! – “Whatchu talkin’ ‘bout Jake?”

Don't believe me? Look at your Facebook account. Look at all the functions. Now look at your wiki and its functions.

Now here's a hint:
Just because you don't know where the buttons are, doesn't mean it's more complicated. I know what I’m doing with both... want to know why you’ll never see me make a wiki? Guess which one is more complicated.

Here's my idea:
Do what you do on a wiki in Facebook. Things will be less complicated for you AND!!!!!! your students!!!!!! Trust me, I’m a specialist. Guess which one will be more rich and beneficial for students when it comes to 21st Century Literacy. (Wiki’s are sooo 2000’s)

No, you don’t have to be their friend to do this.
Yes, you can keep your personal info safe AND not look at theirs.
Yes, you can make a Facebook group private so only your students can be in it.
Oh, wait... you don’t have a Facebook account? Oh, but you have set up a wiki? You mean you had time to set up a wiki without prior knowledge of how to do it?

When your students get online are they dying to log in to your wiki? What if your wiki was hanging out where they are hanging out? Yeah, your wiki. Like it’s a person or something.

I’m just sayin’... Just sayin’.